Picture Credit: Photograph by Hugo Burnand
The Royal Wedding Group in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace on 29th April 2011 with the Bride and Groom, TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton) in the centre.
Front row (left to right): Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip), HM The Queen (Queen Elizabeth), The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, Master William Lowther-Pinkerton.
Back Row (left to right): Master Tom Pettifer, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla Parker-Bowles), HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince Charles), HRH Prince Henry of Wales, Mr. Michael Middleton, Mrs. Michael Middleton, Mr. James Middleton, Miss Philippa (Pippa) Middleton.
The Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton was on Friday, April 29th, 2011. I didn't actually watch it live because I had to try to get my rest because I had to be awake for my census training later that morning (at 9:00 a.m.). I believe the actual time of the wedding was in the area of 11:00 a.m. British time which would have been around 6:00 a.m. Toronto time.
I did watch some of the rebroadcast on CBC News Channel and CNN. It seemed like quite a lovely affair. Kate Middleton was absolutely smashing. Her wedding gown looked amazing. Prince William was equally dashing in his red, military uniform. They were a picture perfect couple.
Throngs of people from all around the world lined the streets between Westminster Abbey (the church) and Buckingham Palace. Some for as many as two or more days. An estimated 2-billion people watched the ceremony live on television.
The kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace was something people talked about as well. Traditionally the royal couple kisses once to please the crowd and photographers. But, as a man truly in love, Prince William coaxed a second kiss from Kate to the delight of everyone. How sweet is that?